I am a bookkeeper for a law firm on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. In my off-time I have become an avid gardener (including veggies and herbs). But my passion is cooking. I am of Italian descent and have had many wonderful cooks before me to learn from, and now I am married to a Portugese/Cape Verdean man and I am learning all of his families traditional recipes from his mother and grandmother. It's great fun making something that he thought only his grandmother could make and seeing his eyes light up when he tastes mine! I love collecting cookbooks and have an extensive collection, and now thanks to Recipezaar, I am expanding with online cookbooks!